AROUND TOWN

TODAY

Glendale Elks Lodge #1289 presents the swap meet fair from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado St., Glendale. There will be food, music, new and used items for sale, a ski boat auction, raffles and vendors. Admission is free. Vendor booths are also available by calling (818) 970-3114. For more information, call (818) 242-2105.

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Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse is back with a celebration at 11 a.m. at 964 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge. Free coffee and juice will be served in the morning along with fire station 82 firefighters reading to the children. Face painting, music and an adult raffle will be held. For more information, call (818) 790-0717.

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Coffee & Conversation with Sisters in Crime will feature a panel discussion with mystery authors Sheila Lowe, Joan DelMonte and La Crescenta resident Alice Zogg at 2 p.m. at the Buena Vista Branch Library, 300 North Buena Vista St., Burbank. The panel theme is “Lazy Summer Mysteries.” For more information, call (818) 238-5620.

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Tien Feng Martial Arts is offering classes from 4 to 5:30 p.m., and every Saturday thereafter, in Studio C of the Revolution Dance Center, 2287 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. The classes are for all levels, and they will run through Dec. 31. For more information, e-mail tiger@tienfeng.com or call (818) 207-2336.

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The Cinema Spec launch party for “Tales of Hollywood and Fantasy” will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bookfellows, 238 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. The editor and several other contributors will be on hand for readings and discussion. Free refreshments are included. For more information, go to www.ravenelectrick.com/cinemaspec.html.

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The La Cañada Congregational Church is offering a free pancake breakfast with coffee and juice at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, 1200 Foothill Blvd. The church also offers the opportunity for people to donate to the food drive in support of local food pantries. Donations can be brought to the pancake breakfast or dropped off at the church office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m Monday through Wednesday. The food facility will also accept money donations. For more information, call (818) 790-1185.

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A Noise Within is holding a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. The theater company's sale features discounts on costumes, furniture, set pieces, props, curtains of every size and yards of fabric. Admission is $1. For more information, call (818) 265-7961 or visit www.anoisewithin.org.

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The Alameda Writers Group presents Academy Award-nominated writer Iris Yamashita at its monthly meeting in the Glendale Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. Yamashita, most famous for writing “Letters from Iwo Jima,” will speak about writing fiction and screenplays and working with Clint Eastwood. For more information, visit www.alamedawritersgroup.org.

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SUNDAY

The Sunday Concert Series, featuring The Fab Four, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Starlight Bowl, 1249 Lockheed View Drive, Burbank. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are only available online www.starlightbowl.com or at the Community Services Building, Park, Recreation and Community Services Building, third floor, 150 N. Third St., Burbank. A limited number of tickets might be available at the gate. Tickets are $8 and $5 for children 3 to 12, seniors and disabled. Parking is $5 per car. Free shuttle service from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (818) 525-3721.

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Glendale Beautiful will have an Open House from 1 to 3 p.m. every Sunday in July and August at the Casa Adobe de San Rafael, 1330 Dorothy Drive, Glendale. Members will conduct free tours of the estate built in 1870 for the first sheriff of Los Angeles County, Thomas Sanchez. For more information, call (818) 502-9080.

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The Glendale Adventist Medical Center and the Glendale Galleria are hosting a free event with special guest speaker Dr. Stephan Kasimian, offering mall walkers an edge on how to avoid back pain and surgery at 9 a.m. at the Glendale Galleria's main food court, 2148 Glendale Galleria, Glendale. Participants are invited to listen to Kasimian and learn about caring for lower back pain. For more information, call (310) 899-2900.

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The La Cañada Congregational Church will be holding a service of public worship led by Pastor Skip Lindeman at 10 a.m. at 1200 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada. Lindeman will deliver the morning message on “The Bread of Life.” Visitors are welcome to stay for a coffee hour directly following the service. For more information, call (818) 790-1185.

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Damien Joyce presents hit songs from the '60s, '70s and '80s at 7 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church, 1211 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. No tickets are required. Suggested attendance donation is $5. A portion of the money received will go to Salem's Mexico Mission fund, which helps build homes for the needy in Mexico. For more information, call (818) 243-3193.

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MONDAY

The Weight Loss Challenge, conducted by certified personal wellness coach Ruth Doherty and personal trainer Dr. Joe Smith, will begin its 12-week program from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 140 N. Louise St., Glendale. The challenge is a 12-week competition for weight loss. Each week, participants weigh in and attend half-hour training sessions. Participants who lose the most weight win cash and prizes. For more information, call (818) 956-7093.

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WEDNESDAY

Glendale Noon Concerts presents A Viola D'Amore recital with Adriana Zoppo performing works by Milandre, Stamitz and others from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. at the chapel at First Baptist Church, 209 N. Louise St., Glendale. A light lunch prepared by Angela's Bistro will be available after the concert for $6. Admission to the event is free. For more information, visit www.glendalenoonconcerts. blogspot.com.

The InnerSite Building presents a workshop that teaches how to control anxiety, quiet turmoil, connect with the body and gain a sense of physical and emotional lightness from 6 to 8 p.m. at 208 S. Louise St., Glendale. The cost is $35. For more information, call (818) 551-1501.

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Glendale College's Community Service Center presents “Tasting the Big Six,” a fundamental seminar focusing on different types of wine, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Glendale Community College, 1122 E. Garfield Ave., Glendale. Students will learn how wine is made, how to taste wine, noble grape varieties and how to read a wine label. Students must be at least 21 years of age. The course fee is $39, plus a $15 materials fee that is payable to the instructor in class. For more information, call (818) 240-1000 Ext. 5015 or www.glendale.edu/cse.

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The city of Glendale Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department is hosting the annual Penny Carnival from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at Palmer Park, 610 E. Palmer St., Glendale. Activities include carnival games, refreshments and prizes. The fee for each activity or carnival game ranges from 5 cents to 25 cents. For more information, call (818) 548-3785.

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The Glendale Summer Concert Series presents “Soundbytes,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the north end of Verdugo Park, 1621 Cañada Blvd., Glendale. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic dinner, folding chairs or blankets for seating. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call (818) 548-3785.

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Soroptimist International of the Verdugos will be providing funds for local women undergoing breast cancer treatment at 7 p.m. at Max's Restaurant, 313 W. Broadway, Glendale. For more information, call (818) 434-8410 or go to www.soroptimist.org.

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The Donate Life Summer Concert series kicks off tonight with a performance by Vanessa Carlton at 8 p.m. at the Americana at Brand, 233 S. Brand Blvd. The concert series will continue every Wednesday night throughout this month. It will be presented by Palm, Inc. and the new Palm phone. For more information, call (877) 897-2097.

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Shakespeare by the Sea presents “As You Like It” at 7 p.m. at Pacific Park, 501 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale. Bring your own picnics, blankets and beach chairs. Admission is free. For more, visit www.shakespearebythesea.org.

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The Armenian Writers Assn. of California will hold its monthly meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Auditorium of the Glendale Public Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. There will be a presentation of the anthology “The Voice of Many” by the patronage of His Eminence Hovnan Archbishop Derderian, Primate of the Armenian Church of North America. For more information, e-mail awaoc@yahoo.com.

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